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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we look to explore and celebrate the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. Your hosts are Alan Sanders and Walt Murray, getting Wilder by the minute.

Oct 14, 2020

In this episode we are joined by George Murray, a Vietnam vet, a retired FBI agent and Walt's dad. We begin with George's days in college in the ROTC program. He trained to become a helicopter pilot and put those skills to use during one tour of duty. One of his more harrowing moments in Vietnam related to crashing his helicopter. After his service, George made a shift to the most prestigious law enforcement agency in the country -- the FBI. He was involved in several undercover operations as well as regular investigations. One of the most well-known was the Atlanta child murders case. Today, George stays busy reading, chatting with colleagues and golfing as much as possible.

Walt is watching the High Score documentary on Netflix that Alan recommend a few weeks ago. He highly recommends For Our Eyes Only, a James Bond Documentary on Netflix. He also just started to watch the first season of Utopia. George has been preoccupied with watching the Atlanta Braves in post season play. However, he did recommend the Amazon Prime series, Bosch. Alan is working through season two of Longmier and enjoying the uptick in the pace of the episodes.

Walt is continuing his reading of Michael Connelly's, "The Black Echo." George immediately put in a plug for, "I'm Ready to Talk: Vietnam Vets Preserve Their Stories." He also happens to have written three of the chapters in the book. Additionally, he is reading, "A Storm in Flanders," regarding a battle in Flanders in WWI and "The Allies," which dives into the relationships between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. In this presidential cycle, Alan is covered up with reading news and staying abreast on current events.

Walt just started listening to the podcast Norm MacDonald Live and is really enjoying it. George, admittedly new to podcasts, is listening to The Wilder Ride! Alan gave the following suggestions/shout-outs: The Marine Corps Movie Minute, Golden Rage of TV60MW PodcastThe Real Queens of QueensThe Bad Cop Bad Cop ShowGeek to Me RadioBK on the Air Escape Pod Podcast, and Radio Labyrinth.

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